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Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by Dannybammz: 8:18am On Jul 13, 2018
Apparently responding to the growing condemnation of its forceful dispersal of supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that gathered in front of Government House, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State for an address by the state Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, the police Thursday said the action was a mistake that would not be allowed to happen again.

“I want to assure the good people of Ekiti State that such mistake will never repeat itself,” Habilal Joshak, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), said on the state-owned Ekiti State Broadcasting Corporation, Television Service in Ado-Ekiti.

A crowd of PDP supporters awaiting the address of Fayose, prelude to a victory rally slated for the campaign headquarters of the PDP governorship candidate, Prof. Olusola Eleka, around Fajuyi area of the capital city, was dispersed by the police, using teargas.

The state governor had eventually shown up at the rally in neck brace, weeping, claiming that he had been teargassed and rough-handled by policemen who slapped and hit him with their guns.

He said he had been to the hospital for treatment and that in spite of that, was in pains, warning that if anything happened to him, the Inspector-General of Police (IG) Ibrahim Idris should be held responsible.

Fayose’s claim attracted instant rebuke from the public, leading to a nationwide protest Thursday by the PDP, which leadership marched on the National Assembly and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja, as well as all state commands of the Nigeria Police Force.

The police, however, stood down Thursday, lifting its siege to the Government House, Ado-Ekiti in an obvious remorse for its action a day earlier.

Police chief, Joshak, told the state-owned television that contrary to widespread belief, he did not order his men and officers to use teargas on the crowd.

He explained: “What I said was that those massing for the rally should be asked to leave because it is not good going by the mood of the state now to hold rally or street procession. I didn’t say they should use force.

“This is an election, and electioneering is a civil matter anywhere across the globe. So, police as security agents can’t use force on the people.

“But I want to assure the good people of Ekiti State that such mistake will never repeat itself.”

The Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications, Mr. Lere Olayinka, said Fayose had been discharged from the hospital and was stabilising.

“The governor is now better and stabilising fast. He is out of the hospital and I believe he will get well soon,” he said.

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by Sprumbabafather: 8:20am On Jul 13, 2018
If you believe the Nigeria police, you can believe devil is a good person. grin

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by Lomprico2: 8:29am On Jul 13, 2018
But they denied it at first!

Useless idiots!

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by Babiod: 8:32am On Jul 13, 2018
Do the Nigerian police think before they act or act before they think,if it's the former at least we're still kinda safe but if na latter there are two things involved it's we're on a long thing or we're definitely not safe...i strongly want to believe it's the former

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by SergiusOgun2019(m): 8:37am On Jul 13, 2018
Unfortunately, PDP will take over Ekiti state and woe shall betide the oppressors.



BARR, HON SERGIUS OSEASOCHIE OGUN FOR 2019

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by Dannybammz: 9:55am On Jul 13, 2018
Apc are Bunches of useless criminal if you know you know.

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by Dannybammz: 9:56am On Jul 13, 2018
Lomprico2:
But they denied it at first!
Useless idiots!
Don't mind them

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by chinjo(m): 10:31am On Jul 13, 2018
The more you kill, the more resolute Nigerians would be. No matter the killings and humiliation, Buhari must be voted out come 2019.

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by 4laferarri(m): 10:50am On Jul 13, 2018
[b][/b]Police chief, Joshak, told the state-owned television that contrary to widespread belief, he did not order his men and officers to use teargas on the crowd.
He explained: “What I said was that those massing for the rally should be asked to leave because it is not good going by the mood of the state now to hold rally or street procession. I didn’t say they should use force.




Joshak just wake up to know that massing for the rally is not good for the mood of the state,
what was he thinking wen APC were doing thier own rally.

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by Sirpaul(m): 11:06am On Jul 13, 2018
The Atomic gas only affected Fayose ... and the gas broke his neck what a life

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by LibertyRep: 11:06am On Jul 13, 2018
Most people that earlier supported the Police out of dislikes for Fayose should be remorseful enough to say 'sorry' now that the Police has apologised.

Even though Fayose may be dramatising as he may not even be at that spot of the rally when the tear gas was fired, it is still wrong for the Police to disperse a non-violent gathering with teargas or brute force as described in that event.

Let's not forget that those who breed monsters always end in their bellies.

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by Valfrankie(m): 11:06am On Jul 13, 2018
CC: BMC

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by Paperwhite(m): 11:06am On Jul 13, 2018
Yet the police ystdy denied they did this but now coming shamelessly to acknowledge same.This APC is just obsessed with lying & acting before thinking.

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by Hofbrauhaus(m): 11:06am On Jul 13, 2018
I thought zombies said this never happened??

Shame on Buhari, the zombie in chief and other baby zombies here online...

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by chukslawrence(m): 11:07am On Jul 13, 2018
This is really Nigeria ShitHole.

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by adewumiopeyemi(m): 11:07am On Jul 13, 2018
After the deed has been done.. rubbish now they are apologiseing... undecided undecided police and likes 5 and 6.

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by elmodee7: 11:07am On Jul 13, 2018
go and sin no more
Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by smellingmenses: 11:07am On Jul 13, 2018
evil people

Butterflyleo:


So APC is fraudulent and has perfected their rigging machinery yet it is PDP who is as we speak, distributing 4000 per head in Idolofin and Big lorry area all in ward 3.

Keep on deceiving yourselves.

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by mamatayour(f): 11:08am On Jul 13, 2018
Always a mistake whenever they perpetrate their evil deeds undecided undecided

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by WesternOrbit: 11:08am On Jul 13, 2018
really?
Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by N0favors: 11:08am On Jul 13, 2018
What a country
Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by thesolutions(m): 11:08am On Jul 13, 2018
As in you are sure you are rigging the election in favour of your boss man. That's the only condition that would make it not to happen again.

Goodluck anyway.

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by WesternOrbit: 11:09am On Jul 13, 2018
The problem is, can people trust the Nigerian Police anymore especially when the IGP seems to have been bought over?

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by bedspread: 11:09am On Jul 13, 2018
The Job of the NPF is to Ensure there are no hijackings of electoral materials on or b4 the election..

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by nwakibie3(m): 11:09am On Jul 13, 2018
yet some head slammers said fayose was lying

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by Ijaya123: 11:09am On Jul 13, 2018
Bad modus operandi from top to bottom.

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by Nobody: 11:10am On Jul 13, 2018
They played into the state governor's hand.
Unless people are forced to go and vote for apc, don't ever ignore sentimentality. It will sway those on the fence to him.

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by maestroferddi: 11:10am On Jul 13, 2018
Where are the undesirable elements who claimed that Fayose stage managed his attack by the police?

A lot of Nigerians has sold their souls to the devil to support the evils of APC.

There will be a day of reckoning because whatever a man sows, he will surely reap.

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by tripin(m): 11:10am On Jul 13, 2018
In police evryfin u du z mistake

stupid set of piple

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by nwakibie3(m): 11:11am On Jul 13, 2018
4laferarri:
[b][/b]Police chief, Joshak, told the state-owned television that contrary to widespread belief, he did not order his men and officers to use teargas on the crowd.
He explained: “What I said was that those massing for the rally should be asked to leave because it is not good going by the mood of the state now to hold rally or street procession. I didn’t say they should use force.




Joshak just wake up to know that massing for the rally is not good for the mood of the state,
what was he thinking wen APC were doing thier own rally.

don't mind him. maybe the state was calm when Apc did their rally... lol

NPF is the worst force in the world

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Re: Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing Of Crowd, A Mistake, Assure It Won’t Happen Again by BigSarah(f): 11:11am On Jul 13, 2018
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